Newsletter April 2018


Newsletter No. 7 – April, 2018

Dear Parents,


Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Congratulations to the boys and girls in 2nd class who received this Sacrament.  I would like to commend them on their hard work and excellent behaviour over the past number of weeks as they prepared and rehearsed for the ceremony. Many thanks to Ms. Fogarty for all her hard work in preparing these students, to the boys and girls in the choir and Ms. Garry, Ms. Donnelly for all her great work preparing the choir. I’d like to thank parents of the 3rd class pupils who organised the refreshments in the school afterwards and also Mary Finnegan who helped with the music.


Active Schools

Active Schools Week is taking place this week and we have a very exciting week ahead with wheelchair basketball, karate, aerial creation, yoga, dancing and much more! Thanks to Ms. Garry and the Active Schools Committee.



Well done to the Astro-Turf Committee on a very successful Launch Night held in the Pumphouse on Saturday night. As always, we have had a great response and support from the community. Thank you to all those who donated to the Buy-a-Brick fund and any remaining envelopes can be dropped to the school office.


Fun for all Sports Day

Unfortunately, our Fun for all Sports Day which was due to held on Thursday is cancelled as the grass is still too wet. It has been rescheduled for Thursday 24th May.




Scríobh Leabhar

Pupils in Second to Sixth Classes took part in the Scríobh Leabhar competition, eagraithe ag Ionad Oideachas agus Foras na Gaeilge. Bronnadh na duaiseanna san Ionad Oideachais an Chláir, Inis. Great work was done by all our students.  Well done to all our students.


INTO Mini Sevens

Well done to the boys and girls who took part in the INTO Mini Sevens Hurling and Camogie Competition and thanks to Ms. Clune and Jimmy. The girls were the winners of their group with impressive wins over Sixmilebridge and Quin. They then went on to compete in the finals in Sixmilebridge.  Ciara and Arianna tell us about their day at the finals:

On Thursday the 26th of April, 5th and 6th class went to the Sixmilebridge GAA pitch to participate in the finals of the camogie mini 7’s. First, we played Crusheen but sadly lost on a score line of 3 goals to 1-1.  After that, we played an Gaelscoil in a tough battle which unfortunately didn’t go our way. Finally, we played Kilnamona and lost by a goal. Despite our three defeates we had great fun and enjoyed practising our camogie for the upcoming Cumann na mBunscoil.

By Ciara and Arianna.


The boys had a tough group with Newmarket, Kilkishen/ O’Callaghan’s and Tulla. and Oisín and Ben write about the boys.

On Tuesday the boys from 5th and 6th went to Tulla GAA Pitch for a hurling tournament. In our first game we played Newmarket and lost by two points. The final score was 1:2 to 1:4.In our second match we played Killaloe and lost by a point the final score was 1:3 to 1:4.In our third and final match we beat Tulla by a goal the final score was 2:4 to 1:4. Thanks to Ms Clune and Jimmy for bringing us.

By Oisín and Ben


The Swift Box put up in Kilmurry

The Green School’s Committee have begun an exciting new project to help the migrating swifts when they arrive in Ireland. Thanks to Carmel Carey and well done to the Green School’s Committee

Last Friday, Carmel Carey came to the school and with the help of the Green Schools Committee told all the classes about the Swift box that will be put up on the wall of the school. The swift box will attract passing swifts with a bird caller that is located beside the box.

Green School’s Committee


Green School’s Spring Clean

Spring is a very busy time for our Green School’s Committee. As well as helping the swifts, pupils have been taking part in a “Spring Clean” around the school:

Last week all the classes went out to the garden to tidy up the garden by weeding and sowing plants as part as the April Spring Clean. We also decided to tidy up in the class rooms to help Jimmy out in the evenings.  Green School’s Committee.

School Tracksuit Fittings

If you wish to avail of the school tracksuit fitting service, keep this date in your diary -1st May  from 7 to 8pm.  Forms have been distributed to the children with information on same.

Easter Egg Hunt

On March 23rd, Ms Donnelly and Anne organised an Easter Egg Hunt.



This year, Kilmurry NS 5th and 6th classes merged together for the “Jessies” (Jack Slattery’s School Entrepreneurs).  The idea we have come up with this year is Kilmurry NS school bags.  The school bags will have multiple colours to choose from including lilac, sky blue, royal blue, purple, light brown, black, navy and grey.  You can personalise it (with initials) on it, or have nothing.  If you would like personalisation, it would come at an additional cost.  Our show case day will take place after the Easter Holidays.  Thank you for your support.  by Eloise & Aisling.



Having topped their group in the first round of the Marian Keane Basketball Tournament, the boys from 6th class went to Bridgetown for the quarter finals.

We went to the quarter final of Clare to play Bridge town in their Basketball court. It took us a good 40 minutes to get there and when we finally got there we were greeted by their principal. We then got changed in their hall and we ran out on to the court and warmed up. We had a few shots and Ms Clune named the starting team. We played 4 quarters of 6 minutes. In the 1st quarter it was basically a passing game because no one scored a single point. But in the 2nd we ran down the court we passed the ball around and Brendan scored the first point. But then the fire went out in us. They came back with a good score one after another. We ended up losing 6-2 in a good game. We came home with our heads held high. We had a great day

Mark and Dara


School Opening Times

Classes commence at 8.50a.m. each day. The yard/school will be supervised from 8.30 a.m. until the bell rings.  No formal responsibility can be accepted for pupils arriving before that time.  As staff may be involved in organisation and preparation for the day ahead, they cannot supervise formally so parents are requested to bring their children to school as close to the official start time as possible. The Board of Management and Staff acknowledge your ongoing support as we work to protect the safety of every child in the school.


Money matters

Every year we strive to keeps costs of trips, tours, etc to a minimum and these are subsidised by our Board of Management.  Just a heads up on what will be coming over the coming months :-

  • Bus trips to matches, events, etc – approx €4.00
  • School tours – depending on tour but in the range of €15.00 to €40.00

School Tours

We have dates booked for school tours.    If you know your child will not be in school of these dates, please let us know as soon as possible so we can accurately cost the trips.


  • 30th May         3rd and 4th class tour
  • 20th June         junior, seniors, 1st and 2nd class tour date
  • 21st June         5th and 6th class tour date


Dates to remember


May Bank Holiday

School closed Friday 4th to Tuesday 8th May.

School will reopen on Wednesday 9th May.


**  May 25th – closed due to referendum / polling station


June Bank Holiday

School closed Friday 1st and 4th June.

School will reopen on 5th June.



9th June 2018 @ 3pm – St. Mary’s Church, Kilmurry


Summer Holidays

School will close on Wednesday 27th June at 12.00pm.



Le gach dea ghuí,

Kevin Clohessy,